EASTSIDERS Using Kickstarter To Raise Money For Full Season
Posted by Roger Newcomb
EASTSIDERS launched a Kickstarter campaign to gauge fan interest in a full season, and the fans have spoken, raising nearly all of the $15,000 goal in just a few days.
The series premiered in December to critical acclaim and has over 81,000 views on the show's YouTube channel to date.
AS THE WORLD TURNS star Van Hansis, who received three Daytime Emmy nominations for his portrayal of Luke Snyder, plays one half of the gay couple at the center of the show, opposite series creator Kit Williamson.
Cal’s quirky best friend is played by indie film actress Constance Wu, whose work includes the Sundance film Sound of My Voice. Kathy’s boyfriend is played by veteran stage actor John Halbach, whose work includes “Tartuffe” on Broadway and the cult hit “Children at Play,” featured in The Advocate as one of their top ten gay plays. Jeremy is played by Matthew McKelligon, whose work includes the upcoming James Franco film Interior. Leather Bar. which is slated to premiere at Sundance. Stephen Guarino, of ABC's HAPPY ENDINGS and Logo's THE BIG GAY SKETCH SHOW, plays Quincy.
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Written and directed by award winning playwright Kit Williamson, EASTSIDERS explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake, California. When Cal (Kit Williamson) finds out Thom (Van Hansis) has been cheating on him with Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon), their relationship is turned upside down. Will the lies tear them apart or are they just stubborn enough to stay together forever?
Kit Williamson, the writer/director/star of the series, began his career on Broadway, acting in the Tony-Nominated revival of “Talk Radio.” Most recently, he appeared in the indie film Best Friends Forever which is slated to premiere at Slamdance this spring. As a playwright, he was awarded the Playwrights First Award by The National
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